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By Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister

Demarco and Lister reveal that the main problems with software program improvement are human, now not technical. Their solutions aren't easy--just highly profitable. New moment variation gains 8 all-new chapters. Softcover. prior variation: c1987. DLC: administration.

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